Praying with the Pope

Pope Francis at prayer

In the Pope's Global Network of Prayer Christians unite their prayers and lives to the mission of the universal Church through the Pope's monthly prayer themes.

January

Woman holds a young girl in haiti

Evangelization:  Christians at the service of the challenges of humanity. 

That all Christians may be faithful to the Lord’s teaching by striving with prayer and fraternal charity to
restore ecclesial communion and by collaborating to meet the challenges facing humanity.

 

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February

A sign of welcomeUniversal: Welcome the needy

That all those who are afflicted, especially the poor, refugees, and marginalized, may find welcome and
comfort in our communities.

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March

An Underground Church - HainanEvangelization: Help persecuted Christians


That persecuted Christians may be supported by the prayers and material help of the whole Church.

Read the reflection for March

April

An outstretched arm Universal: Youth

That young people may respond generously to their vocations and seriously consider offering themselves
to God in the priesthood or consecrated life.

 

May

A young African man bows his head and praysEvangelization: Christians of Africa, witnesses for peace

That Christians in Africa, in imitation of the Merciful Jesus, may give prophetic witness to reconciliation,
justice, and peace.

 

June

A rifle pointed out into the mountainsUniversal: Eliminate arms trade

That national leaders may firmly commit themselves to ending the arms trade, which victimizes so many
innocent people.

 

July

Photo credit: Josh Applegate on UnsplashUniversal: Lapsed Christians

That our brothers and sisters who have strayed from the faith, through our prayer and witness to the gospel, may rediscover the merciful closeness of the Lord and the beauty of Christian life.

 

Please join your prayers with ours for the Pope's intentions. If you have a prayer request of your own, you are warmly invited to complete the prayer intention form below, and join our prayer community.

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